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Edward Hopper Quotes and Sayings
Quotes by Edward Hopper

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If the technical innovations of the Impressionists
led merely to a more accurate representation of nature,
it was perhaps of not much value in enlarging their powers of expression.
- Edward Hopper

I trust Winsor and Newton and I paint directly upon it.
- Edward Hopper

What I wanted to do was to paint sunlight on the side of a house.
- Edward Hopper

If the picture needs varnishing later,
I allow a restorer to do that, if there's any restoring necessary.
- Edward Hopper

 

It's to paint directly on the canvas without any funny business,
as it were, and I use almost pure turpentine to start with,
adding oil as I go along until the medium becomes pure oil.
I use as little oil as I can possibly help,
and that's my method.
- Edward Hopper

Maybe I am not very human - what I wanted to do was
to paint sunlight on the side of a house.
- Edward Hopper

I use a retouching varnish which is made in France,
Libert, and that's all the varnish I use.
- Edward Hopper

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I believe that the great painters with their intellect
as master have attempted to force this unwilling medium
of paint and canvas into a record of their emotions.
- Edward Hopper

Great art is the outward expression of an inner life in the artist,
and this inner life will result in his personal vision of the world.
- Edward Hopper

If you could say it in words there would be no reason to paint.
- Edward Hopper

No amount of skillful invention can replace the essential element of imagination.
- Edward Hopper

More of me comes out when I improvise.
- Edward Hopper

I think that zinc white has a property of scaling and cracking.
- Edward Hopper

I have tried to present my sensations in what is the
most congenial and impressive form possible to me.
- Edward Hopper

After all, we are not French and never can be,
and any attempt to be so is to deny our inheritance
and to try to impose upon ourselves a character that
can be nothing but a veneer upon the surface.
- Edward Hopper

There is a sort of elation about sunlight on the upper part of a house.
- Edward Hopper

In general it can be said that a nation's art is greatest
when it most reflects the character of its people.
- Edward Hopper

I find linseed oil and white lead the most satisfactory mediums.
- Edward Hopper

The only real influence I've ever had was myself.
- Edward Hopper

There will be, I think, an attempt to grasp again the
surprise and accidents of nature and a more intimate
and sympathetic study of its moods,
together with a renewed wonder and humility on the
part of such as are still capable of these basic reactions.
- Edward Hopper

Well, I've always been interested in approaching a big city in a train,
and I can't exactly describe the sensations,
but they're entirely human and perhaps have nothing to do with aesthetics.
- Edward Hopper

Well, I have a very simple method of painting.
- Edward Hopper

My aim in painting has always been the most exact transcription
possible of my most intimate impression of nature.
- Edward Hopper

In its most limited sense, modern, art would seem to
concern itself only with the technical innovations of the period.
- Edward Hopper

Painting will have to deal more fully and less obliquely
with life and nature's phenomena before it can again become great.
- Edward Hopper

If I had the energy, I would have done it all over the county.
- Edward Hopper

The trend in some of the contemporary movements in art,
but by no means all, seems to deny this ideal and to
me appears to lead to a purely decorative conception of painting.
- Edward Hopper

The question of the value of nationality in art is perhaps unsolvable.
- Edward Hopper

I find in working always the disturbing intrusion of
elements not a part of my most interested vision,
and the inevitable obliteration and replacement of
this vision by the work itself as it proceeds.
- Edward Hopper

Building technical systems involves a lot of hard work
and specialized knowledge:
languages and protocols,
coding and debugging, testing and refactoring.
- Jesse James Garrett

Technical know-how of the experts must be transformed
into practical do-how of the people.
- Jimmy Yen

Concern for man and his fate must always form
the chief interest of all technical endeavors.
Never forget this in the midst of your diagrams and equations.
- Albert Einstein

It does not do to use it with forms whose origin is
intimately bound up with a specific material simply
because no technical difficulties stand in the way.
- Adolf Loos

I want to sing like Aretha Franklin.
Before her I wanted the technical ability of Ella Fitzgerald.
- Lena Horne

Software development is technical activity conducted by human beings.
- Niklaus Wirth

Synaptic summation is the technical term used in neurophysiology
for those instances in which some neuron C is fired
only by a combination of neurons A and B. - Gregory Bateson

Love.
It isn't very popular in technical circles to say a
lot of mushy stuff about love,
but frankly it's a very very important part of what
holds our project together.
- Jimmy Wales

The clash between Popper and Kuhn is not about a mere
technical point in epistemology.
- Imre Lakatos

To have one's own story told by a third party who doesn't
know that the character in question is himself the
hero of the story being told,
that's a technical refinement.
- Raymond Queneau

Our goal is to leverage what is already out in the
field in terms of partners,
but then hire in project management capability and
a bit of technical capability.
- Kevin Rollins

Corporate partners help UNICEF fund our programmes for children,
advocate with us on their behalf, or facilitate our work through logistical,
technical, research or supply support.
- Carol Bellamy

It's the emotion of it that hits me,
more than anything technical.
- Meg White

Music has nothing to do with your technical ability.
- Robin Trower

I went to school for about 2 years on a technical course,
and I learned a lot.
I learned about air mixture ratios and all the stuff;
I learned how to draw blood.
- Tom Araya

Yeah, I am a little bit, and I think it is a natural
progression of the sport,
of going upwards in technical ability and everything like that.
- Brian Boitano

We had periodic crises in this country when the technical
intelligence didn't support the policy.
We had the bomber gap, the missile gap.
- Aldrich Ames

Technical skill counts for nothing if it is used only
to manufacture films which have little to do with humanity.
- Edward Dmytryk

Wisconsin is very proud of the career and technical
college system that we have back home.
- Ron Kind

That's what amateur skating is about,
technical expertise, and it should always stay that way.
- Brian Boitano

The concepts of Joss are pure, and express attitudes and technical ideals.
- Cliff Shaw

Where there is the necessary technical skill to move mountains,
there is no need for the faith that moves mountains.
- Eric Hoffer

We don't sell technical drawings except when they are
incorporated into a drawing or a collage.
- Christo

When they are performing in front of the public,
they ought to have a sensation that's relatively easy,
if the technical and the interpretive work was done before.
- James Levine

Sane judgment abhors nothing so much as a picture perpetrated
with no technical knowledge,
although with plenty of care and diligence.
- Albrecht Durer

I was being an artist, being sensitive and technical as artists are.
I'm sure Leonardo Da Vinci did that.
Artists don't always feel the same as others feel about their work.
- Roy Ayers

Non-technical questions sometimes don't have an answer at all.
- Linus Torvalds

A technical survey that systematize,
digest,
and appraise the mid century state of psychology.
- Stanley Smith Stevens

I had to gain experience as I did not have a technical education.
- Mikhail Kalashnikov

Because my musical training has been limited,
I've never been restricted by what technical musicians might call a song.
- Neil Diamond

Although technical discussions are interesting to composers,
I suspect that the truly magical and spiritual powers
of music arise from deeper levels of our psyche.
- George Crumb

Well firstly, that points certainly at the need for
international standards on biometrics that would move
in the same direction so that we can have the same technical requirements.
- Asa Hutchinson

I learned more from my mother than from all the art
historians and curators who have informed me about
technical aspects of art history and art appreciation over the years.
- David Rockefeller

RFID is going to get its technical embedding time it
needs as serious players are not going to get involved
on a sufficient scale with something that might not work.
- Mike Marsh

The technical is not just the machinery.
The technical is a disposition to life.
- Leon Kass

There are a lot of issues that I hope we deal with
at some point that we haven't up to now,
for various reasons.
Some technical, and some more political.
- Will Wright

When a pianist sits down and does a virtuoso performance
he is in a technical sense transmitting more information
to a machine than any other human activity involving machinery allows.
- Robert Moog

The bottom line is, it's a great script and that's
very inspiring and makes you want to overcome whatever
technical difficulties you come up against.
- John Crowley

I always think that a director who knows about the technical side,
but cares about the acting performances and casting as well,
is ahead of the game.
- Bob Balaban

They can certainly expect to be very impressed with
the technical aspects of the show,
fooled and led up the garden path by the story and
ultimately have a jolly good laugh!
- Louise Jameson

In a theater, the part is mine and I can control it as I want to.
In the movies, I don't have direct contact,
and I am fighting technical machinery.
- Max von Sydow

Most of my technical knowledge comes from having worked
in the industrial video industry.
- Richard King


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